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Jan 20, 2021 - 1:37:17 AM
32 posts since 6/20/2011

I thinking about getting Band in a Box, (Windows)

I’ve read that I should use real track 11, 33

Is this included in the pro package?

Do I need to purchase extra bits as will as the pro package.

I found the website confusing.

Any help appreciated


Jan 20, 2021 - 2:37:04 AM

314 posts since 3/12/2014

I am a long time BIAB user. Your best bet will be to purchase the product that you can most afford. Each real track may use other tracks not included in 11, 33.

Yes, their website is confusing. You may also want to call their sales folks. The early sale price has either just ended or will end very soon.


Jan 20, 2021 - 4:47:38 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)


25466 posts since 8/3/2003

I've been using BIAB since 2004 and have the basic package, no frills and it's plenty if you're trying to learn, work on breaks, work on backup, learn new songs to sing and/or pick.

It's fairly easy to input chords to any song and play it at any speed and in any key. The instructions are confusing, but once you get the idea, it's really very easy.

If you can afford the extras and want them, go for it. If your budget is slim, just get the basic package. You can always go back and purchase those frills later if you wish to.

Just my thoughts, for what they're worth.

Jan 20, 2021 - 5:10:50 AM
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1019 posts since 1/26/2011

Pro does not include them. If you move up, you get a lot of stuff you’ll never use. If you get Pro and 33 you’ll have everything you really need. You can always add 11 or others later.

Jan 20, 2021 - 6:51:26 AM

32 posts since 6/20/2011

great thanks and that is what I thought, I've been thinking about getting it for ages, I have also emailed them. see what they say.
Great advice from the Hangout
Cheers folks

Jan 20, 2021 - 9:18:22 AM

2503 posts since 2/10/2013

I wondered what "BITB" was. It is usually referred to as "BIAB". "Band In a Box" includes some Style files. But you may have to purchase a few more, depending on the type of music you play.

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